dermatophyte

noun
der·​ma·​to·​phyte | \ (ˌ)dər-ˈma-tə-ˌfīt How to pronounce dermatophyte (audio) , ˈdər-mə- How to pronounce dermatophyte (audio) \

Definition of dermatophyte

: a fungus parasitic on the skin or skin derivatives (such as hair or nails)

First Known Use of dermatophyte

1882, in the meaning defined above

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dermatophyte

noun
der·​ma·​to·​phyte | \ (ˌ)dər-ˈmat-ə-ˌfīt How to pronounce dermatophyte (audio) , ˈdər-mət-ə- How to pronounce dermatophyte (audio) \

Medical Definition of dermatophyte

: a fungus parasitic upon the skin or skin derivatives (as hair or nails) — compare dermatomycosis

Other Words from dermatophyte

dermatophytic \ (ˌ)dər-​ˌmat-​ə-​ˈfit-​ik How to pronounce dermatophytic (audio) , ˌdər-​mət-​ How to pronounce dermatophytic (audio) \ adjective

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